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DIY Leather Day Bed

  • November 30, 2017


This leather daybed is made of plywood, leather, and hairpin legs. The design is simple and is do-able with only a circular saw and a drill.

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

      I ripped two sheets of plywood at 16.5” using my circular saw. I then cut both sheets to 64” in length.

    2. Step: 2

      I stacked and glued the two sheets of plywood together.

    3. Step: 3

      The foam I used for this project is called Kaizen Foam. I cut two sheets that totaled to 64”x18” for the base and two ¾” strips measuring at 64” in length. I used spray adhesive to glue all the pieces together. The ¾” strips are glued on top of the longer side of the cushion. No strips are needed for the shorter side.

    4. Step: 4

      I leaned the plywood vertically against the wall and then applied double stick tape. I then pushed the foam onto the plywood to adhere the two pieces together.

    5. Step: 5

      I cut a piece of leather that was roughly 5” larger on all sides of the cushion. This gave me enough space to fold on top of the plywood and staple in place. A little tape was helpful in holding the first side evenly onto the plywood before stapling it on.

    6. Step: 6

      I positioned each hairpin leg 3” away from each corner and screwed them into place.

Comments (2)


  • Looks great!  My daughter is moving into an apartment at college, and as soon as I show her this, I know that it will be something that we will be working on this summer.  Thanks!
    By JOEGOL4, on April 14, 2018

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    By Roars, on January 1, 2019

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DIY Leather Day Bed

by Homemade Modern
Nov 30, 2017

This leather daybed is made of plywood, leather, and hairpin legs. The design is simple and is do-able with only a circular saw and a drill.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1

    I ripped two sheets of plywood at 16.5” using my circular saw. I then cut both sheets to 64” in length.

  2. Step: 2

    I stacked and glued the two sheets of plywood together.

  3. Step: 3

    The foam I used for this project is called Kaizen Foam. I cut two sheets that totaled to 64”x18” for the base and two ¾” strips measuring at 64” in length. I used spray adhesive to glue all the pieces together. The ¾” strips are glued on top of the longer side of the cushion. No strips are needed for the shorter side.

  4. Step: 4

    I leaned the plywood vertically against the wall and then applied double stick tape. I then pushed the foam onto the plywood to adhere the two pieces together.

  5. Step: 5

    I cut a piece of leather that was roughly 5” larger on all sides of the cushion. This gave me enough space to fold on top of the plywood and staple in place. A little tape was helpful in holding the first side evenly onto the plywood before stapling it on.

  6. Step: 6

    I positioned each hairpin leg 3” away from each corner and screwed them into place.